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Book Review

An I-Novel

by Meg Nola

First published in 1995, Minae Mizumura’s "An I-Novel" was Japan’s “first bilingual novel;” this translation maintains its original tone and cross-cultural resonance. In the mid-1980s, the narrator, Minae, sips whiskey while... Read More

Book Review

Untraceable

by Eileen Gonzalez

Two hardened men seek to relive their grisly pasts in Sergei Lebedev’s thriller, "Untraceable". A former Soviet agent who’s living in exile is murdered with an untraceable poison. This sets off a chain of events, altering the lives... Read More

Book Review

Winterkill

by Ho Lin

In Ragnar Jónasson’s "Winterkill", the latest entry in his Dark Iceland series, Detective Ari Thór Arason has just been promoted to inspector in Siglufjörður. He’s anxious about the approaching Easter weekend visit from his... Read More

Book Review

Summer Brother

by Aimee Jodoin

A boy becomes an unwitting caregiver as he navigates puberty in Jaap Robben’s coming-of-age novel "Summer Brother". When Brian is thirteen, his disabled older brother, Lucien, comes to live with him and their uncaring, impoverished... Read More

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